Police in Hackbridge uncover 40 plant cannabis factory
A drugs factory containing 40 cannabis plants was discovered in a police raid.
On Friday (October 19) police uncovered the den at a flat on London Road, Hackbridge.
The plants were found inside a plastic tent in the bedroom of the property, along with more cannabis draped over a clothes dryer in the hallway.
A plastic sheet spread out in the living room bore more of the plants which were being dried out.
The raid was led by officers from Wandle Valley and other Safer Neighbourhood Teams, and was part of wider offensive called Operation Hawk.
No arrests have been made and there were no occupants in the flat.
Police constable Jeff Turner, from Wandle Valley Safer Neighbourhood Team, was involved in the morning raid.
He said: "This is a good result. We are working our way through what we have found and we will be shutting down this drugs factory."
Operation Hawk is a Metropolitan Police-wide initiative which involves plain-clothes officers visiting empty premises in targeted roads to discover whether they are being used for drug-related crimes.
Private landlords, letting agents and property management companies are also being urged to check their properties regularly to ensure drug-cultivation is not taking place.
Police are asking anyone with information on the growing, storing or selling of drugs in the area to come forward.
Those with information which could assist Sutton Police should call the non-emergency line on 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
For crime prevention advice contact your local Safer Neighbourhoods Team at met.police.uk/sutton.